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The Alice Network - Kate Quinn

The Alice Network

By Kate Quinn

  • Release Date: 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 4,762 Ratings


Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS



One of NPR's Best Books of the Year!

One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year!

Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick!

The Girly Book Club Book of the Year!

A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub

In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the matter where it leads.

“Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter


  • Heart Breaking and Heartwarming

    By Jewel....
    Just like a book should be.
  • Buy it

    By Post Maloney 13
  • Engrossing

    By reader081
    The characters all came to life and made this a thoughtful and engaging book.
  • The Alice Network

    By danieluniss53
    Very well written and kept my attention throughout. I also appreciated the Author’s Notes at the end. Happy Reading!
  • Excellent read

    By WinifredP
    This book kept me on the edge of my seat, and was nearly impossible to put down.
  • Fantastic historical fiction

    By H Nash
    This is a quick, easy read. Full of historical data and mixed with fiction to combine two stories. Extremely riveting, entertaining, and hard to put down. The author does these women (both real and fictional) credit with this story. Highly recommended if you have any love for patriotism for our shared battles in both WW1 and WW2.
  • Amazing!

    By Gator_mom
    A book you’ll never forget!
  • The Alice Network

    By Femmefatale1001
    From beginning to end…Fabulous!!!!
  • Blew my mind!

    By JOJOdall
    Really well written account of early spy networks in France during WW1, and then related to similar WW2 activities. Great character depth, enjoyable read, couldn’t put it down.
  • Great read

    By Prissymimi
    Enjoyed the mixture of facts and fiction. Well written!